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Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg

Joe Viechnicki is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

Judge Harpoons Petersburg’s Redistricting Challenge

A Superior Court judge has ruled against Petersburg’s legal challenge of the Alaska Redistricting Board’s plan for new legislative districts.

December 12, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Group Calls for Protection of Prince of Wales Island Flying Squirrels

A western conservation group wants Endangered Species protection for flying squirrels on Southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island. The group says logging on Tongass National Forest land is a threat to the animal’s survival.

November 15, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Fairbanks Seeks to Dismiss Redistricting Lawsuit

The Fairbanks North Star Borough is seeking to dismiss its lawsuit over Alaska’s redistricting plan. The decision comes after the city of Petersburg decided to drop the bulk of its claims it made in suing the Alaska Redistricting Board.

October 25, 2011 - 7:08 pm

Dive Fisheries see High Prices

Southeast Alaska’s commercial dive fishing seasons are underway this month (October) for red sea urchins, sea cucumbers and geoduck clams. The dive fisheries continue to see impacts from the region’s expanding population of sea otters.

October 6, 2011 - 5:59 pm

Federal Agency Says Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Needs More Input

A federal agency wants the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council to provide more input before implementing a controversial catch sharing plan for halibut in Southeast Alaska and the central Gulf.

September 29, 2011 - 5:45 pm
Native Corporation Finds Haida Canoe Near Kasaan

Native Corporation Finds Haida Canoe Near Kasaan

The Sealaska Corporation has uncovered an old Haida canoe on the corporation’s timber land near the Prince of Wales Island community of Kasaan.

July 18, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Troll Fleet Finishes First King Salmon Opening

Southeast’s commercial troll fleet finishes up their first summer king salmon opening just before midnight Tuesday night.

July 12, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Southeast Fleets Gets No Opportunity for Fishery Targeting

Southeast’s commercial fishing fleets this May had no opportunity for a directed fishery targeting Chinook salmon returning to the Stikine and Taku rivers, two trans-boundary rivers in central and northern Southeast.

July 11, 2011 - 6:28 pm

Coast Guard Officer Disciplined For Intoxication on Duty

The U.S. Coast Guard has made a change of command on the Petersburg-based cutter Anacapa permanent, following an investigation last month.

July 1, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Petersburg Welcomes New Reality Show

Family and friends welcomed the cast and crew of a new reality TV show as they pulled their jet skis up to the dock in Petersburg’s North Harbor Wednesday afternoon.

June 28, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Reptilian Fossil Found Near Kake

Scientists have removed the fossilized remains of an ancient ocean-going reptile from the rocky shores of an island near Kake in Southeast Alaska.

June 27, 2011 - 6:06 pm

Report Recommends Growing Forest, Seafood, Visitor, and Renewable Energy Jobs

A new government report outlines 33 recommendations for creating new jobs in the forest products, seafood, visitor and renewable energy industries in Southeast Alaska.

June 13, 2011 - 6:55 pm